OFCR1331 Medical Document Processing

This course introduces the student to transcription of medical reports. Emphasis will be placed on the use of transcription equipment, use of reference material, formats, and proofreading. The student will transcribe office notes, procedural notes, consultative and emergency service medical reports, history and physicals, operative notes, discharge summaries, and patient correspondence.




CPLT1005, ENGL1010, and OFCR1301

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Transcribe medical documents by work type
Transcribe medical documents by medical specialty
Increase medical transcription speed
Improve medical transcription accuracy
Use correct medical terminology
Use correct medical abbreviations, symbols and lab values
Demonstrate understanding of health information professional standards/issues
Incorporate correct grammar, punctuation and proper English mechanics
Operate transcription equipment
Demonstrate research skills using the Internet and reference books
Proofread transcribed medical documents
Edit transcribed medical documents

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is availableat the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
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Credit Details